The basics of the living room—the wall color, draperies, and sectional—have remained the same, but everything around them has evolved over time. “As a designer, I’m constantly falling in love with new things, so I often switch out pillows, throws, or lamps,” says Annie. “We’ll play musical furniture and try out different pieces in each room. The living room has had four or five different arrangements in three years!”
Over the fireplace, the painting The Cotton Candy Machine by Annie’s aunt Martha Dodd provides playful color inspiration. Its coral hues are repeated in fabrics and accessories. Wall-paper remnants (proudly installed by Matt!) are placed inside the built-in glass cabinets to hide DVDs and toys and provide an inexpensive style fix until they can redo them.
The painting by Annie’s aunt inspired the living room’s cheery color palette.